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Portuguese President Visits Ukraine for the First Time

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visited Ukraine for the first time.

Source: “European truthquoting CNN Portugal

The head of the Portuguese Republic got off at the railway station in Kyiv, accompanied by the country’s Foreign Minister João Gomes Cravinho and other officials, as well as historian José Pacheco Pereira and businessman Luis Delgado. This is his first visit to Ukraine.

“The goal is multifaceted. First, to continue the Portuguese presence. The Prime Minister was here, the President of the Assembly of the Republic was here, the Minister of Foreign Affairs was here several times, and now the President has arrived. Portugal shows its solidarity in all areas,” Marcelo said. Rebelo de Souza upon arrival.

The head of state added that “everything that is fundamental, and everything is fundamental now in the life of Ukraine, is also fundamental in the life of Portugal.”

He also announced that he would take part in the celebrations marking the 32nd anniversary of Ukraine’s independence on Thursday, believing that “this year is even more special” as representatives of other countries join the celebration, and because the Ukrainian counter-offensive continues, which is “a confirmation of its sovereignty”.

Later, Marcelo Rebelo de Souza visited Bucha, where he paid tribute to the victims.

Earlier it was reported that Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Wednesday morning arrived in Kyiv to participate in the celebration of the Independence Day of Ukraine.

Also Wednesday and Thursday joint visit to Ukraine deputies of parliaments of 14 states and the European Parliament.

2023-08-23 08:05:23

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